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Road to FitBloggin: Winning THE Bet!
After a week of no carbs, daily bouncing and some pretty long walks, I was able to pull off another win! For the second month in a row both Milt and I won our DietBet! If you are competitive person who needs a little push, this site would work well for you too. The concept is simple: join a game by buying in for $35 (that is the recommended dollar amount by the company and the amount that both the games we started with had but I have seen games with buy-ins as little as $15 and as much as $100) and you have 28 days to loss 4% of your body weight. At the end of 28 days, all participants who have lost the 4% receive their money back plus they split the money of the people who did not make it. Since doing both bets, I have lost 12.7 pounds and won a total of $87.41. Check out their testimonials.
For me, since I am so competitive, it really gave me something to strive for. For the last week of each bet I went a little scale crazy. Danny J at the The Sweaty Betties started a Facebook group to help support each other through the weight loss process and if we were all typical users, I wasn’t the only one with the “constant weighing” problem. So I am taking a small break from the games to give myself a break. I have found though that it does keep me on track and is always at the back of my mind. I am not sure it is a good long term solution, but it works to kick start or if you are at a weight loss plateau or need that extra push to finish a weight loss program.
Part of my commitment to this; is doing a few vlogs to show progress. Check me out doing sit ups on the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline (I am using the 570 in case you are curious) at:
I have lost 3 more pounds since then. Can you tell the difference? No? Well I cannot really either, but my jeans fit better. I have to say rebounding on the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline has made a huge difference in my ability to get a workout in. I am able to get in daily 10-15 minute work outs every day. It has given me more energy and has helped me focus. Adding exercise into my daily life was not as difficult as I thought it would be! Now that you have seen me doing sit-ups on the trampoline, you can see Krista do them right on my previous blog
I got a lot of feedback about my dislike for food logging (if you haven’t read it here it is!). Jeff McMullen has asked that I try food logging again but to make a commitment to do it for 8 weeks. That seems like such a long long time. Did I mention I do not like food logging enough yet? BUT, with everyone telling me I need to do it, I am going to try it again. Per your suggestions, I will be trying for 2 weeks each of the following: MyFitnessPal (again), FitBook, and FitDay. If you have any more suggests, please let me know. I am going to start logging on June 19th!
My continued problem with food logging is how do I add things like this? That is a large baked potato with the works (butter, sour cream, chives, bacon and jalapenos). We get these every Thursday night from the local farmer’s market. I am not willing to give up my Thursday night summer treat. I am willing to only eat half of it Thursday night though and the other half Friday for lunch. How do I log that? Is it more important that I abstain or simply change my eating habits?